Ram Mandir effect: Majority Muslims leave Ayodhya amid security concern
New Delhi : A major section of Muslim community in Ayodhya has started moving off the place amid security concerns rising with Ram Mandir construction conflicts.
Shiv Sena and right wing organisation Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) recently staged two massive protests demanding quick decision on construction of Ram Temple in Ayodhya.
"Many of my Muslim neighbours, who were here till a few days ago, have now left, either to their relatives' places or temporarily shifted elsewhere out of Ayodhya," NDTV quoted Nisha, a local resident in the heart of Ayodhya.
Those who are still living in the town have a sense of tension and uneasiness with hundreds of people coming in Ayodhya to join the protest march.
Manzar Mehdi, a local historian, said that "with many leaders making provocative statements, they do not want to leave things to fate, and thus moved out due to safety reasons."
"In Faizabad town, some families have left altogether, while in many cases, women and children have been shifted to their relatives' homes in nearby districts," Mr Mehdi said.